Clerics and Clansmen: The Diocese of Argyll Between the Twelfth and Sixteenth Centuries

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BRILL, Feb 15, 2013 - History - 417 pages
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Iain MacDonald examines how the medieval Church in Gaelic Scotland, often regarded as isolated and irrelevant, continued to function in the face of poverty, periodic warfare, and the formidable powers of the clan chiefs.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
ix
Figures
xi
List of Tables
xix
Tables
xxi
List of Maps
xxxiii
Maps
xxxv
Acknowledgements
xli
Abbreviations
xliii
Chapter Two The Late Medieval Bishopric and Its Bishops
61
Chapter Three The Origins of the Clergy
109
Chapter Four Clerical Celibacy Illegitimacy and Hereditary Succession
163
Chapter Five Education and Learning
205
Chapter Six Pluralism NonResidency and Pastoral Care
233
Conclusion
265
Appendix A Parochial fasti of the Diocese of Argyll to 1560
271
Appendix B List of UniversityEducated Beneficed Clergy by Institution
359

Note on Nomenclature
xlix
Introduction
1
Chapter One The Origins of the Bishopric of Argyll
19
Bibliography
367
Index
391
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Iain G. MacDonald, Ph.D. (2009) in History, University of Glasgow, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the British Academy. He has written several articles on the late medieval Church in Argyll and Gaelic Scotland, and is currently researching Highland Hospitality.

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